Sunday, January 3, 2010
WOW- How small we are...
"When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars which you have set in place, what is man that you are mindful of him, the son of man that you care for him?" Psalm 8:3-5
After my last, whiner post- it is only fitting that God would floor me with His awesomeness and I can bring you a thoroughly abashed response. It is so funny that no matter how hard I try, I really do feel like I am the center of the Universe. On the down side, I guess that is something we never totally out grow. On the upside, God will never stop reminding us that we aren't. :)
What we learn in Sunday School will never cease to amaze me. Perfectly ordinary day, perfectly ordinary person, perfectly ordinary building, but on some days- finding something perfectly extraordinary from God. Our regular teacher was absent today, so he set us up with a video lesson by a man named, Louie Giglio. (Google him, he has some great stuff out there) Who knew this message would very nearly BLOW me right out of my seat? I have heard talk of the indescribable nature of God, seen photos and video of the vastness of our universe, but given the right time, place and moment...God got my attention in a whole new way.
"Who has scooped up the ocean in his two hands, or measured the sky between his thumb and little finger? Who has put all the earth's dirt in one of his baskets, weighed each mountain and hill? Who has understood the mind of the LORD, or instructed him as his counselor?" Isaiah 40:12-13 (NIV and The Message versions)
To look at this shot, a picture of the Whirlpool galaxy, you could walk away thinking- that is so pretty. But the message I heard today so challenged me to see God in a big, bold new way. He is a ferocious, magnificent, breath-taking, beautiful, HUGE entity- that my peanut brain will NEVER totally fathom or understand. Yet, I get to walk with Him someday, face to face...and I can call Him Father. Absolutely indescribable the warmth of my heart tonight.
Just had to share this photo too...This is a shot of the very core of the Whirlpool galaxy that the Hubble Telescope caught...and I can just see God smiling as you look at it. The climax of His grand story, the perfectly planned CENTER of all universes- His Son, Jesus Christ, by His name everything we know was created. Wow again. :)Only our Amazing God would think to put the image of a cross in a galaxy light years away...maybe just to make us smile.
Here is the link to part 1 of 5 of his presentation, I hope it blesses you as much as it did me. It's a comfort to know that- how small and insignificant I am, God is still in love with me. WOW. My non-existent blip of a life in the scope of the Universe matters to the Creator of it all. Double WOW. (Just select the next video in the series so you can watch the whole thing on YouTube)
"For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is his love for those who fear him; as far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions from us." Psalm 103:10-12